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2 held in attack of SSB camp
Police claims to neutralise terror module in Banihal
Suspects radicalised through cyber space: IG
JAMMU, Sep 22: Police today attributed the September 20 terror attack on a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) camp to the radicalisation of two local students at Government Degree College Anantnag. Addressing media persons here today, Inspector General of Police (Jammu zone) Dr SD Singh Jamwal said that the two suspects–Gazanfar Iqbal Khan and Mohammad Arif – were local residents radicalised during their time spent in Anantnag. “We will know more as t...
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Mehbooba directs police to check harassment by cow vigilantes
JAMMU, Sep 22: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today directed the police to ensure that people are not harassed during any probe, particularly in the cases related to bovine smuggling or cow vigilantism. The chief minister asked the police to reach out to the people in a more professional way to redress their grievances and problems, an official spokesman said. Mehbooba directed the District Superintendent of Police (DSP) to ensure that no indiv...
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NIA summons Geelani’s son again
Arbitrary summoning amounts to harassment: SSTA
SRINAGAR, Sep 22: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has again summoned Syed Naseem Geelani to its headquarters in New Delhi for questioning, reports said. “He has been called again on September 25, 2017 to NIA headquarters, New Delhi,” a statement of the members of Faculty of Forestry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir said on Friday. Naseem, the son of Syed Ali Geelani was first summoned and questi...
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Opposition parties for practical steps to initiate dialogue
‘Mere statements won’t yield results’
SRINAGAR, Sep 22: Welcoming the statement made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Ram Madhav wherein he had stated that the government was open for dialogue with all the stakeholders without any pre-conditions, the opposition political parties today said the Government of India (GoI) must take practical steps to initiate a dialogue process with all the stakeholders in the state. Reacting to Madhav’s statement that “opposition should ...
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Tral shuts over civilian killings in grenade attack
ANANTNAG, Sep 22: A complete shutdown was observed in Tral township of south Kashmir over the killing of civilians in a grenade blast on Thursday. At least two civilians including a Sikh girl were killed and thirty others injured some of them critically after the unidentified persons hurled a grenade o the motorcade of the public works minister Nayeem Akhter near Bus stand Tral on Thursday. The minister had gone to the town to inaugurate some ...
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Mirwaiz to Centre: `Give up military policy on Kashmir, initiate political initiatives’
SRINAGAR, Sep 22: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) today urged the Government of India (GoI) to give up its military policy on Kashmir and initiate a meaningful political process to resolve the Kashmir issue. Addressing Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid here, he said Hurriyat was ready to extend its support for any result oriented dialogue process. “Kashmiri people and leadership always wish better and cordial relations...
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JKLF holds protest against Burmese Muslims’ massacre
SRINAGAR, Sep 22: A protest march was taken out in Srinagar on Friday against the atrocities committed on Rohingya Muslims. The march, led by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Mohammed Yasin Malik, was joined by scores of JKLF members and other locals in Soura area of Srinagar. Malik pressed for the stringent cognizance of brutal massacre of Rohingyas by international community. “Rohingya Muslims are being slaughtered brutally. W...
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Omar slams Pak PM for seeking UNSC resolution
SRINAGAR, Sep 22: Former Chief Minister and working president of National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah today slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi for seeking implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution on Jammu and Kashmir issue. “Clearly no one in his Government showed Mr Abbasi, the text of the UNSC resolution 47 of 1948 which states unequivocally that Pak withdraw from J&K first,” Abdullah wrote on micro-blo...
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Ensure payment of JK SPOs through Aadhaar-linked A/Cs: MHA
NEW DELHI, Sep 22 (Agencies): The Centre has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure payment to Special Police Officers (SPOs) through Aadhaar-linked bank accounts and make their recruitment process fair and transparent, an official said. In a communication, the Home Ministry said the step was being taken to make sure no one receives remuneration by providing a fake name. The ministry has also asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to...
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Pak rakes up Kashmir at UN, warns India against 'limited war' doctrine
UNITED NATION, Sep 22 (Agencies): Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today urged the UN to appoint a special envoy to Kashmir and warned India against pursuing the doctrine of "limited war" against his country, saying it will evoke a strong and "matching response." Abbasi in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, raked up the Kashmir issue, alleging that the struggle of the people in the Valley is being "brutally suppressed" b...
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Cross border firing, infiltration
Reserve the right to retaliate appropriately: DGMO
NEW DELHI Sep 22: Indian Army on Friday said it reserves the right to “retaliate appropriately” to any incident leading to the loss of lives of its troops due to Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. As per the report, Indian Army’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen A K Bhatt conveyed over the phone to his Pakistani counterpart DGMO Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza that the trend of cross-border ...
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4 injured in Pak firing in Jammu, Samba
JAMMU, Sep 22: Four more civilians were injured as Pakistan troops traded heavy fire and shelling along the border in Arnia, Ramgarh and RS Pura sectors last night. Police said that Pakistan opened fire in Arnia, RS Pura and Ramgarh areas of Jammu. He said Indian army effectively responded to the firing. The official said that four civilians were injured in the firing. “Six livestock were killed, 34 injured in the shelling,” he said, adding t...
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Police party attacked in Palma Rajouri: 2 ASIs injured, women among five held
RAJOURI, Sep 22: Two Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASI) were injured today in an incident of stone pelting by some miscreants during an anti-encroachment drive in Rajouri district. Police officer said that some miscreants, persuaded by a Duty Magistrate, had put resistance during the drive. “An anti-encroachment drive was carried out under the supervision of Tehsildar of Rajouri at Nagrota Palma in the district,” the officer added. “A police party...
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Land under army occupation
27 yrs on, Donipawa villagers await fulfillment of electoral promise
'Politicians promised, not helped to get land vacated'
ANANTNAG, Sep 22: When the bugle for assembly or parliament elections blows in valley, the mainstream politicians begin knocking the doors of Donipawa residents to lure them to vote promising them of getting their fertile land vacated. The land is in possession of army. The helpless villagers, despite threats and boycott calls, come out in droves and vote with the hope that it will help them regain their land. However once the polls are conduct...
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12 SIs transferred
JAMMU, Sep 20: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu Dr Sunil Sharma today ordered transfers and postings of twelve Sub Inspectors (SIs) seven Incharge Police Posts. As per order, twelve Sub Inspectors (SIs) has been transferred with immediate effect. SI Mohammad Irfan has been transferred from Police Post Sainik Colony and posted as Incharge Police Post Bathindi, SI Balram Sharma has been transferred from Police Post PP Belicharana and...
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> Dy CM appreciates new innovative technologies
Anganwadi workers’ indefinite strike enters 5th day
SRINAGAR, Sep 22: The indefinite strike by Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union (AWHU) against alleged government apathy entered into fifth day today with authorities seemingly unconcerned over their plight. Haseena Sofi, spearheading the ongoing strike, alleged that the authorities with aim to muzzle their voice did not allow them to address a media conference at Food and Supplies office here. She accused the government of using every tactic ...
> Madhav calls on Vohra
> Student dies during lunch break
> CM condemns Tral incident
> Rajnath, Vohra call Akhtar
> CM grieved over Ramban accident
Cruel joke on farmers
The manner in which the NDA-government's decisions on demonetisation and implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) have impacted growth of the economy and lowered the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), India appears to be heading for another agrarian crisis in the near future. In fact, the demonetisation has dealt a severe blow to the rural and agriculture economy of the country. The farmers have been pushed to the wall and low return on their p...
> NDA's GST goof-up
> Dialogue only way out
> Cong visit a non-event
> Tamil Nadu floor test?
> Where bigotry is a joke, challenging it a blasphemy - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Pakistan: Not down for the count, yet
By Ali Ahmed
There is some exultation in India that Pakistan has thrown in the towel. Its army chief has finally reckoned that the political track is the route to go down in tackling the bone of contention between the two, Pakistan's jugular vein, Kashmir. The inference is that the Modi-Dovel doctrine of a tough line on Pakistan is working. With Trump having turned the screw, right in wake of Modi's visit to Washington, D.C., the understanding in such circle...
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> Building muscle through struggles.! - By Robert Clements
> The Short Shelf-life of Post-Truth - I - By Badri Raina
> Rewriting History..! - By Robert Clements
India remains outside global economic upswing
By S Sethuraman
It is now universally recorded that the Indian economy has taken a beating from the abrupt ill-planned demonetisation of November 2016, compounded by the hasty launching of GST, posing new challenges to business, trade and services. Caution underlies the revised downward projections for India's growth to well below 7 per cent, in most institutional forecasts, for fiscal 2018. All this may be unpalatable to our Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley...
> Campaign on Social Media rattles BJP & official agencies - By Brij Bhardwaj
> The man who saved the world - By Gwynne Dyer
> Big borrowers are mainly responsible for major loan defaults - By Anjan Roy
> No one killed Pehlu Khan - By Amulya Ganguli
> Huge empires of fake "Godman" in India continue to flourish - By Yashwardhan Joshi
Our Missing Daughters
Dear Editor, In India the population of girls has been decreasing. We need to understand that girls are our fortune. Socio-economic empowerment of women is essential for making informed decisions and for change of the mind sets. A healthy male-female ratio is a social need. A stronger law to deal with those resorting to sex-selective abortions needs to be enacted. The reasons for high number of incidence of female foeticide in India include a d...
> Shortage of Lecturers in institutions
> Dynastic politics still run
> No religion is bad
> Streamline the traffic signals in Jammu
> Rapists should not go unpunished
'Jealous sex addict' Ram Rahim forced aides to turn homosexuals, reveals Dera follower
NEW DELHI, Sep 22 (Agencies): Self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim forced his aides to turn homosexuals, revealed a former Dera Sacha Sauda follower. Gurdas Singh Toor, who had earlier served the Dera for six years, made several revelations about the Dera chief in a rare chat. He claimed that the Dera chief, who has been convicted with 20 years of imprisonment in August for raping two of his female disciples, was a 'jealous sex addict'. Repor...
> Kidnapped son of I-T officer found murdered near Bengaluru, boyfriend of victim's sister geld
> Dawood's wife visited Mumbai last year to meet father: Iqbal Kaskar to cops
> Modi in Varanasi: As it happened
> Dawood in 'setting' with Modi govt to return to India: Raj Thackeray
> Class 5 student commits suicide
6 killed, 20 injured in Indian firing: Pak
ISLAMABAD, Sep 22 (Agencies): Pakistan on Friday said that six people, including four women, were killed and 20 injured after Indian forces “resorted to unprovoked firing of mortars targeting civilians” across the border in Sialkot. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had said that four people were killed by firing and mortar shelling in the village of Bini Sulariyan in the Charwah sector, reported Dawn News. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr Far...
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> Bangladesh calls on UN to find permanent solution to Rohingya crisis
> Iran's President Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism
> Rahul describes Mahatma Gandhi as an NRI, says Cong movement was an NRI movement
> Won't meddle in Kashmir, solve it with India
Inter School District Level Athletic Meet for Girls concludes
JAMMU, Sep 22: HSS Rabta, BSF Paloura and APS Sunjwan won the the Overall champion in U-19, U-17 and U-14 championships respectively in the Inter School District Level Athletic Meet for Girls concluded here at BSF Paloura, Jammu. In All 778 students from Private and Govt. Institutions of District Jammu are taking part in the competitions. Chanchal Kour DYSSO Jammu, distributed the prizes to the Winner in a simple and well attended function. ...
> Captain Smith and Warner's wickets would have been an icing on cake, says Kuldeep Yadav's coach
> KPS students excel in Martial Art Championship
> MoS distributes prizes among Kickboxing winners
> Kashmir Harvard kids sports meet concludes
> Neetu Devi, Chitr Lekha emerge fastest athletes
Benami property secret informers to get reward of 1 crore
NEW DELHI, Sep 22 (Agencies): The Centre is planning to give out cash rewards to the tune of Rs one crore to secret informers who provide tip offs to investigative agencies in connection with Benami Properties. The initiative is likely to be announced by next month. A senior Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) official who is part of the policy making said on condition of anonymity, "An informer will get minimum Rs 15 lakh and maximum Rs 1 cro...
> CAT dismisses plea challenging Dr Vaid’s appointment as DGP
> Modi inaugurates world's second-biggest dam 'Sardar Sarovar', dedicates it to nation
> Railways cuts down sleeping hours for passengers by an hour
> J&K Bank launches Aadhaar enrolment and updating service
> After PAN, driving licences to be linked with Aadhaar: Prasad
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